Koenigsegg Agera RS-01

Swedish brand Koenigsegg has announced on a blog post that the Koenigsegg Agera RS will begin production for the US market, where it has been fully homologated and declared road-legal. It’s limited to just 25 units – 10 of which have already been pre-sold – and according to the brand, four Agera RS have already been completed, while six more are on the production line waiting to start.

But wait a minute, what Agera RS, you ask? The supercar, which first made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is essentially an engineering mix between the Koenigsegg One:1, the Agera R and the Agera S. It measures at 4,293 mm long, 2,050 mm wide and 1,120 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,662 mm.

The Agera RS weighs 1,395 kg at the kerb – that’s less than the Agera R (1,435 kg) and the Agera S (1,415 kg). This is thanks to the use of advance composites and layup techniques used in the One:1. Beneath that carbon-fibre/kevlar body is a chassis that consists of a mix of carbon-fibre and aluminium.

Suspension-wise, there are double wishbones all-around with carbon-fibre upper wishbones at the rear. In addition, it comes fitted with two-way electronically adjustable gas hydraulic shock absorbers and the company’s Triplex dampers in the rear, while the ride height is fully adjustable as well. Koenigsegg Electronic Stability Control and traction control, both with three different settings (wet, normal and track), are also available.

Koenigsegg Agera RS-02

Wheels are made out of carbon-fibre – it gets a pair of 19-inch ones for the front and a 20-inch set for the rear. All four are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or optional Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres; the latter is meant for daily use. Stopping power is provided through ventilated ceramic discs all-round – 397 mm discs with six-piston calipers at the front and 380 mm discs with four-piston calipers at the rear.

Naturally, it’s aerodynamic all around with active independent front flaps, a new front splitter, front winglets, new side skirts and improved side air outlets behind the front wheels. In the back, a dynamically active rear wing provides up to 450 kg of downforce at 250 km/h.

Underneath the rear hatch is an enhanced twin-turbo 5.0 litre petrol V8 from the Agera S, making 1,160 hp at 7,800 rpm and 1,280 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The Agera RS can run on regular petrol and in certain markets, it can be configured to run on E85 fuel. An adjust-on-the-fly system however, lets it run on any fuel mix, at any time.

Koenigsegg Agera RS-08

As the Agera RS is a road-going supercar, it’s made for the discerning traveller as well. It comes with a luggage compartment and a detachable hardtop roof that can be stowed internally. Inside, it receives power windows, adjustable pedals and power steering, leather interior with Agera-style stitching, tyre pressure monitoring system, climate control and navigation, among many other features.

Optional items for the Agera RS includes Koenigsegg active and self-levelling chassis package, 3G-connected Pre-Active chassis setups, a choice of aero packages and active sound cancellation.

According to the post, the seventh Agera RS is expected to take over six months to produce at the Koenigsegg factory in Angelholm, Sweden – where it is hand-built. To top it off, the owner has allowed the company to document the process.